THE MESQUITE TREE

an American tragedy

With a little bit of masa and some leftover meat, a single mother can make enough tamales to feed her family for an entire month; but Blanca wants more for her granddaughter than to be pregnant at fifteen and stuck in a small house in South Texas with five generations of her abuelas. Can she change her family’s destiny before there’s another mouth to feed?

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THE MESQUITE TREE @ THE PGE

Pictures of the cast who took part in developmental readings of The Mesquite Tree at the PlayGround Experiment in 2019.

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A short excerpt from an early draft of The Mesquite Tree at the PGE Virtual Volumes. Excerpt starts at 47:47.

 

Another short excerpt from an early draft of The Mesquite Tree at the PGE Virtual Volumes. Excerpt starts at 55:57.

 

DEVELOPMENTAL HISTORY

  • The PlayGround Experiment, Developmental Readings (2020)

  • The PlayGround Experiment, Staged Reading (2021)

  • Indiana University (2021)